Unrelated video from 2017 shared to claim Delhi police halted ambulance for BJP MP Manoj Tiwari

भाजपा सांसद मनोज तिवारी के लिए दिल्ली पुलिस ने एम्बुलेंस रोकी,…. एम्बुलेंस में जिन्दगी और मौत से लड़ रही बच्ची थी .और अंत में बच्ची ने दम तोड़ दिया ! (Delhi police stopped an ambulance for BJP MP Manoj Tiwari…inside the ambulance, a little girl was fighting with life and death, and in the end she succumbed- translation).

The above message has been circulated on social media along with a video, which shows a stationary ambulance in front of a police barricade, followed by a long stream of vehicles. It has been claimed that this particular ambulance was stopped by the police so that BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s convoy could pass.

भाजपा सांसद मनोज तिवारी के लिए दिल्ली पुलिस ने एम्बुलेंस रोकी,….
एम्बुलेंस में जिन्दगी और मौत से लड़ रही बच्ची थी .और अंत में बच्ची ने दम तोड़ दिया !

Posted by Azim Ammar Ahmad on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The duration of the video as posted on social media varies from 45 seconds to 1:36 minutes. Several individual users have posted the video on Twitter and Facebook with identical text on their timelines.

What is the truth?

The claim that an ambulance was stopped by Delhi police for BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, is false. Searching the key words ‘Manoj Tiwari Delhi Ambulance’, Alt News found that this video had gone viral earlier as well, with the same claim. The video is of 2017, and was uploaded on Facebook by a user. It is almost 2 minutes long.

vips are more important then child in ambulance

Posted by Preet Narula on Friday, March 31, 2017

The video was streamed live on April 1, 2017, and shows that the police did not allow the ambulance to pass the barricade. Alt News also found a news report by Hindustan Times dated April 5, 2017, related to the incident. According to the report, the incident took place near the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, and the route was blocked as the convoy of the Head of Malaysia was to pass from the area.

The report also quotes a senior police officer who had said, “The ambulance was stuck behind several cars. We got the passage cleared and brought it ahead. In a span of few minutes, it was allowed to go.”

The claim was earlier fact-checked by Times of India in September 2018. There is no truth to the assertion. that an ambulance was stopped by the police to make way for Manoj Tiwari’s barricade.

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